Ishizuchi range

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2004)
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Area: 12,000 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 high favourable medium
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Site description
The site is mountainous zone centering on Mt Ishizuchisan, the highest peak (1,982 m) in western Japan. In the lower area at the altitude of 1,000 m or less above sea level, there are artificial forests of Cyryptomeria japonica and Chamaecyparis obtusa. Fagus crenata forests grow on the area exceeding 1,200 m height and especially on the south slope of the mountain sizable scale of Fagus crenata woods exist. On areas higher than 1,700m Abies veitchii grow. On the rocky stretches on this level, many alpine flowers are seen. In contrast to precipitous Mt Ishizuchisan, near the peaks of Kamegamori and Mt Sasagamine are gentle slopes covered with grasses.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ishizuchi range. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.